We want the research we fund to make a difference in people’s lives. That’s why we think it’s important for researchers to involve stroke survivors in their projects. Stroke survivors’ experiences can improve the quality of research, and help researchers to be more confident that their work will benefit people affected by stroke.
After stroke, you may be concerned whether you’ll be able to return to work and what you’ll do if you can’t.
For stroke survivors, being asked to stay at home and away from other people might feel like a lot to deal with. It could also be tricky to work out if your emotions are due to stroke, or worry around coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are our tips on how to manage when you’re staying at home.
When someone close to you has had a stroke, they may need help and support after they return home from hospital. Find out the different ways you can support a stroke survivor, and what help and support is available for carers.
After a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA, or mini-stroke) by law you can't drive for a calendar month. Check if you are able to return to driving and if you need to tell the DVLA/DVA. Find out how to get back to driving following a stroke.
Learn more about the Life After Stroke Awards 2018 and our deserving winners.
Find out about carotid artery disease is and how it's linked to stroke. Learn the symptoms, diagnosis methods and treatment options.
In January, NHS England announced their Long Term Plan, in which stroke has been named as a new national priority. It also includes sections on both stroke care as well as cardiovascular disease.
The Stroke Priority Setting Partnership is being guided by a Steering Group. Members include people affected by stroke, health and social care professionals, and those in supporting roles. Where two people are named for one organisation, they are sharing one place.